Wimbledon International Music Festival: Mozart Requiem & Haydn ‘Nelson’ Mass
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Saturday 20 November, 7:30 pm

Wimbledon International Music Festival: Mozart Requiem & Haydn ‘Nelson’ Mass

Mozart Requiem in D minor, K.626
Haydn Missa in Angustiis / ‘Nelson Mass’, Hob. XXII/11

London Mozart Players
The Academy Choir
Lucy Crowe soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
James Rutherford bass-baritone
Nicholas Cleobury conductor

Haydn’s chief biographer H. C. Robbins Landon judged the Missa in Angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times) as ‘Haydn’s greatest single composition’. The day of its first performance coincided with Napoleon’s defeat at the hands of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of Alexandria. It shares the same dark orchestration as Mozart’s deeply moving ‘Requiem’.

St John's Church